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Porter Robinson Nominated for Artist of the Year at MTVu Woodies

Ever since Porter Robinson announced his ‘passion project' which would include music he was truly passionate in making, he has been welcomed by not only his fans but also many of today's music critics.

After having quite the year in 2014, Porter Robinson has been announced as a nominee for ‘Woodie (Artist) Of The Year' by the MTVu Woodies.

In addition to Porter Robinson's nomination, Kygo received a nod for Best Emerging Artist.

Make sure to tune in to the MTVu Woodie Festival at SXSW on Friday March 20th.


Woodie Of The Year (Artist of the Year)

J. Cole
Sam Smith
Charli XCX
Run the Jewels
Porter Robinson
FKA Twigs


Artist to Watch Woodie (Best Emerging Artist)

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Years & Years
Rae Sremmurd
James Bay


Best Video Woodie (Best Video of the Year)

Pendulum, FKA Twigs
Sober, Childish Gambino
7/11, Beyoncé
Never Catch Me, Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar
Salt, Bad Suns
Down on My Luck, Vic Mensa


Cover Woodie (Best Cover Song)

Drunk in Love, Ed Sheeran, Sia, and Grouplove (covering Beyoncé)
Take Me to Church, Kiesza (covering Hozier)
Don’t Tell ‘Em, Lorde (covering Jeremih)
Shake it Off, Charli XCX (covering Taylor Swift)
Riptide, Taylor Swift (covering Vance Joy)
How Will I Know, Sam Smith (covering Whitney Houston)


Next Level Performance Woodie (Finding New Ways to Reach Audiences)

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Drake and Lil Wayne

Created an app that allowed the audience to decide who performed first on their joint tour.
Childish Gambino

Created an app that allowed users to display messages onto his tour stage.
Big Data

Used social media during their performances to acknowledge specific audience members in real time in front of the entire crowd.

Performed in several TV appearances without showing her face by utilizing performance artists and actors to serve as a proxy for her.

Performed Bonnaroo SuperJam session fusing EDM and live instrumentation with numerous surprise guests.

Co-Sign Woodie (Best Collaboration Between Artists)

Heroes (We Could Be), Alesso featuring Tove Lo
All About It, Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran
Take Ü, Jack Ü featuring Kiesza
Arrows, Fences featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Tuesday, iLoveMakonnen featuring Drake
Detroit vs. Everybody, Eminem featuring Dej Loaf


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College Radio Woodie (Best College Radio Station)

Arizona State University (KASC)
Boston University (WTBU)
Eastern Illinois University (WEIU)
Hofstra University (WRHU)
James Madison University (WXJM)
Loyola University Chicago (WLUW)
Marywood University (WVMW)
St. Edward’s University (Topper Radio)
University of California, Berkeley (KALX)
University of Pittsburg (WPTS)


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